Friday, July 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Colby Lewis (9-4) vs. Nick Tropeano (1-0)
The Texas Rangers take on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday at Angel Stadium. Colby Lewis is the probable starter for the Rangers and he'll face Nick Tropeano of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +146 and Los Angeles at -156. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Rangers, with a 56-38 run line record, cover the spread 60% of the time. They also have a 42-47 over/under record. The Angels are 50-44 against the run line and have a 42-48 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 45-49 record, including 29-23 on the road. Colby Lewis has a 9-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.63 and a 1.21 WHIP. He's pitched 118.2 innings thus far while surrendering 120 hits over that time and when he starts, the Rangers are 9-10. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 13-5 in his starts. The team is averaging 6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .253 against the Rangers bullpen while walking 121 times and striking out 255 times. Texas is averaging 6.5 strikeouts per game while getting 9.16 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.32.
Texas is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .244 away from home. The Rangers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 17th in baseball. Prince Fielder leads the team in hits with 122 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game.
With a 31-18 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 54-40 overall mark. Nick Tropeano has a record of 1-0 while giving up no earned runs on the year with a 1.00 WHIP. He's pitched 6 innings thus far while surrendering 5 hits over that time in which the Angels are 1-0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .232 against the Angels bullpen while walking 81 times and striking out 228 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.86 strikeouts per game while getting 8.13 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .259 at home. The Angels hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 3rd in baseball. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 104 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.38 hits a game.
Texas has a team fielding percentage of .979 after having committed 73 errors with 944 assists and 2,514 put outs for the season. The Angels have committed 52 errors on the season with 839 assists and 2,507 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 42-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 56-38 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 42-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/18/15 C Carlos Corporan Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
05/29/15 P Derek Holland Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/11)
04/06/15 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/31)
04/06/15 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/04/15 RF Antoan Richardson Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
04/04/15 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/24), out for season
Los Angeles Angels
07/23/15 LF Daniel Robertson Shoulder injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota Twins
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
07/09/15 P Huston Street Groin out indefinitely
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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